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"Sexual Offense" Defined

Sexual Offense Definition Explained By Vegas Defense Lawyer – N.R.S. 176.0927

Sexual Offense DefinitionIn the state of Nevada, sexual offenses are considered to be especially serious crimes which can result in grave penalties. In addition to a lengthy period of imprisonment, defendants whose offenses are classified as sexually-based offenses can face additional and often lifelong consequences. A person who is convicted of a sexual offense may be required to register as a sex offender, which can affect every aspect of his life going forward.

Our criminal attorneys have extensive experience providing legal representation to defendants who have been accused of committing sexual offenses. We care deeply about our client’s future and we fight hard to help you explore the best strategic approach to staying off the registry.

Whether this is negotiating a plea deal to a lesser charge that does not require registration or fighting for an acquittal, we will try our best to help you find solutions that can allow you to keep your reputation. Give us a call when you need a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer who will work hard for you at every step of your case so you can fight against being labeled a sex offender.

What is a Sexual Offense?

Under Nevada laws related to criminal sentencing and execution of criminal judgments, N.R.S. 176.0925 explains that a “sexual offense” is an offense which has been listed or described in Nevada Revised Statutes section 179D.097.

The offenses which are listed in 179D.097 include:

  • First degree murder in connection with a sexual abuse crime or in connection with the sexual molestation of someone under the age of 14.
  • Sexual assault involving any type of sexual penetration of someone who cannot give consent because of age or because of mental or physical infirmity.
  • Sexual assault of an unwilling victim which includes any type of sexual penetration.
  • Statutory sexual seduction, which happens when someone over the age of 18 engages in sexual acts with someone who is under the age of 16, regardless of consent.
  • Battery committed with the intent to commit a sexual assault offense.
  • Administering any controlled substance, drug, or narcotic to anyone with the intent to commit or facilitate the commission of sexually-based felony offenses or violent sexual offenses.
  • Sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of any child.
  • Child pornography offenses of any type.
  • Incest.
  • Lewdness offenses, including lewdness with a child.
  • Certain indecent exposure offenses.
  • Sexually penetrating a dead human body.
  • Sexual contact between certain school or college employees or volunteers and pupils.
  • Felony luring of a child or a person with a mental illness,
  • Sex trafficking.
  • Any other offenses involving unlawful sexual contact or sexual acts or which are sexually motivated.
  • Any offenses that are committed outside of Nevada which would be considered sex crimes if committed in Nevada.
  • Any attempts to commit sexually based offenses.

If you are accused of committing any of these offenses, you should get prompt legal help before you are convicted and required to register.

How a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

Registration as a sex offender means providing notice of your address and personal information to police. It means you must notify law enforcement about your intent to move, start a new job, do volunteer work, or attend school. You even have to provide the contact information and the address of your employer. The consequences of being required to register are profound.

You need to do everything you can to fight against conviction for an offense which will require this of you. LV Criminal Defense wants to help. Give our Las Vegas defense lawyers a call as soon as you have been accused of violating the law so we can assist you in trying to fight against conviction for a sexual offense.

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